The original Mr. Sulu wants you to know that he is not actively lobbying for a role in the next Star Trek movie. Watch him .
Takei: I’m not lobbying for Star Trek movie role
George Takei was being interviewed by Rumor Fix at a fundraiser earlier this month and was asked a question about coming out and former California Governor Arnold Swarzenegger, and he turned the topic into dispelling any notion that he is lobbying for a part in the next Star Trek, saying:
The word seems to have gotten out that I am lobbying for a role in the next Star Trek movie. But the truth of that is that I was asked in an interview by a journalist would I want to be in the next Star Trek film? What actor would not? So I said yes. So that person interpreted that and has been saying that I am enthusiastic and lobbying vigorously to be – so I am very careful with my word choice.
Watch the exchange below…
Takei is apparently talking about an interview he did last month with Parade, which included this exchange.
Would you ever consider participating in a future Star Trek film or TV series?
“All they have to do is ask me! I’m more than eager [laughs]. As you know, Leonard Nimoy did two of the rebooted films with J.J. Abrams, and they’re preparing another one because in two years, Star Trek’s going to be 50 years old…so they’ll be coming out with another major feature film with a rebooted cast.”
So to be clear, Takei really wants to be in the next Star Trek, but he is waiting to be asked and not the one doing the asking.
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